Have you been searching for a collection of delicious vegetarian recipes? What about easy-to-prepare vegetarian recipes, or those that are healthful? Then 1,000 Vegetarian Recipes is the book for you – no other vegetarian cookbook comes even close. Author Carol Gelles has spent years creating recipes for a variety of tastes and needs, whether you're a beginner vegetarian, long-time vegetarian, or someone trying to eat meatless meals just a couple of times each week for better health. If you're a vegan (a vegetarian who doesn't eat eggs or dairy products), you've probably been frustrated in the past by vegetarian cookbooks that don't address your needs. Again, no other cookbook offers you as many choices as 1,000 Vegetarian Recipes, with hundreds of vegan recipes throughout (all clearly marked with a “V” at the tops of the recipes). And many of the lacto-ovo vegetarian recipes include vegan variations. You probably already know that the vegetarian lifestyle is a healthy one, but if you're looking specifically for low-fat recipes, those dishes are specially marked with a “healthy heart” symbol for easy reference. In addition to the 1,000 recipes, Gelles offers a bounty of information on vegetarian food, including cooking charts for beans and grains; shopping lists for stocking the vegetarian pantry; a glossary of ingredients; a lesson on the health benefits of a meatless diet; and menu-planning advice, with menu suggestions for every taste – Chinese, French, Mexican, Indian, and more.